How would you like to be made a knight — by their royal majesties the King and Queen?
Knight's Quest is a special quest for kids at Ren in the Glen.
Your quest: collect 15 different beads from the merchants and street characters in the Glen!
Pick up the string to put your beads on at the ticket booth at the front gate. Then as you wander the faire, ask merchants and street characters if they have any beads.
When you've collected your 15 beads, you're ready to be knighted!
Come to the knighting ceremony to be held starting at 2:15 at the Royal Salon. You will be made a knight in a special ceremony and get a personalized certificate of your knighthood. And you keep the beads!
Fight the Knight!
Each day, the knights gather on the field of honor to battle for glory! It's a tournament that pits these mighty armored warriors against one another in a contest of steel and strength...
But wait... it gets better! After the tournament, the knights open the field to challenges from all the folk gathered in the Glen. Think you can defeat a knight in shining armor? This is your chance to prove it!
The Bards and Minstrels Play
Ren in the Glen's four music stages feature live performances all day long, and when they're not on stage, many of the minstrels wander the grounds playing and singing for the guests. Grab a seat and enjoy some tunes at The Bonnie Brae, The Thornberry, The Butternut, or the Lazy Oak Tavern stages!
There's nothing like an ice cold ale to enjoy on a warm summer day, and Ren in the Glen features only the finest local craft brews on tap at our tavern, the Lazy Oak. We also offer mead for that authentic medieval taste.
There's continuous live entertainment at the tavern, and quite the cast of characters to encounter there. Rogues, knights, heroes, knaves... who knows, maybe you'll even run into the king or queen!
Once upon a time, in a land far away, there was a simple seaside town called Thornberry. The inhabitants of Thornberry held a very precious secret. They lived right next to a mystical vale known simply as... The Glen.
Each year, the people of Thornberry would come out to the Glen to celebrate the Summer High Harvest and cavort with the magical creatures that lived in the Glen. One year, the King and Queen, whilst on progress, happened upon this celebration and joined in the merriment.
And the King decreed: Each year shall we gather here, and make merry! Let there be music, and dance, and feats of arms, and feasting! Let the merchants of all the lands come forth to sell their wares, let noble and peasant alike join together, and let there be song and celebration!
Tucked away in a hidden valley on a former dairy farm, Ren in the Glen is a magical place to spend a weekend. It is the culmination of the vision and hard work of many people, who said, simply, "This would be a great place for a faire!" It is the result of the efforts of a dedicated volunteer group of grounds crew, staff, cast, performers, sponsors, and participants who made their dream a reality for the first time in 2012.
What is a Medieval Faire? It's a festival that creates the atmosphere of a long-ago time – whether real or imagined – of brave knights and their ladies, of kings and queens, of peasants, legends, magical creatures, and history. It's a festival that encourages everyone to don the costumes of the Middle Ages, or the Dark Ages, or the Renaissance, and join in the fun by immersing yourself in our shared fantasy!
Ren in the Glen is a very affordable way to spend a lazy day with friends and family. All ages will find something to do, something to marvel at, and something to take home with them!
Saturday July 31 - Sunday August 1, 2021
(Ren in the Glen is always the last weekend in July.)